#RemakeRural Into September

Welcome to the Remake Learning Network's Rural Communities Newsletter

Remake Learning Days showcase in Morgantown, WV. Property of Remake Learning.

Happy start to school, all! It is so great to see you all coming back together and being excited for the new school year. I am sure we will continue to see plenty of creative, innovative, and just plain awesome projects, programs, and activities happening across the region. In addition to this excitement, below are upcoming August/September Remake Learning events and opportunities, as well as relevant articles and additional resources.

First, shout-out to our latest rural network members (as well as the many individuals):

Also, shout-out to network member Dr. Sparks, Pittsburgh’s own STEM Storyteller! Incorporating his own inventions, Dr. Sparks intersects STEM, creative storytelling, and fun to teach science concepts to K-5th graders. Dr. Sparks is hoping to have a more rural reach, so please reach out if you are interested in having a school or organization assembly with him. It is very fun!

Property of Dr. Karl Smith.

Events and Opportunities:

  1. Rural Meet Up: Virtual! August 28th

  2. Tech-Ad Educators Meet Up, August 29th

  3. Community Foundation of Westmoreland CO internship opportunities-Community Philanthropy and Non-Profit Network

  4. Request for Proposals: ARC High School Entrepreneurship Program Implementation, Deadline: September 6th

  5. Grant Opportunity: 2019 Regional SEL Convening, Deadline: September 6th

  6. “What Do I Do With This Stuff?” Maker Series, September 18th

  7. Engage in the Future: Engineering Workshop, September 24-25th

  8. Apply for the Spring 2020 Language Access Project, Deadline: September 30th

More events and opportunities are added here.

Articles and Additional Resources:

  1. Spotlight: Parents in Toto on learning with Autism & supporting those in need

  2. Article: Please wait while we connect you: Rural broadband access an issue

  3. Article: Hearing explores lack of rural broadband access

  4. Article: Benedum Foundation awards Marshall University Foundation $50,000 grant for STEAM education

  5. Article: Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp

  6. Resource: Native Stories with Native Voices, K-12 Technology

  7. Research Report: Principal and Teacher Preparation to Support the Needs of Diverse Students, RAND Corp.

  8. Resource: Grant to Advance Student Learning—$1,000, Deadline: September 1st

I hope to see you at some of these events, or see you virtually for our rural meet up! Please never hesitate to reach out if there is a way I can help showcase, empower, and champion your education work. Have a great start to the school year!

Until next time—